Council of Canadians, "CAPP pollutes Snow,” Snowperson protesting Canadian Association Petroleum Producers (CAPP) sponsoring the Museum of Civilization's snow exhibit, December 6, 2013 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Dr. Kirsty Robertson: When the Land Comes First: Oil, Museums, and (Missing) Protest

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 5:30pm
Frances & Samuel Belzberg Atrium, 149 West Hastings Street

When the Land Comes First: Oil, Museums, and (Missing) Protest draws from Dr. Robertson's newly released book Tear Gas Epiphanies: Portest, Culture, Museums (2019) to consider demonstrations and performative activist responses to sponsorships from fossil fuel companies at museums and other cultural institutions — and the surprising lack thereof in the Canadian context.

Presented in partnership with SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts and the Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

Dr. Kirsty Robertson is associate professor of museum studies and contemporary art at Western University in London, Ontario. She has authored and co-edited a number of books including Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture and Activism in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier UP 2011).